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Virus from digital camera?

by madseason / May 7, 2010 1:20 PM PDT

Here?s what happened

Sister in law gets a virus on dell laptop, Needs me to look at it. Has AVG.

Connects her Sony cybershot digital camera using Sony type 2 USB wire with a 1GB memory stick pro duo to my similar dell laptop and I immediately get an AVG pop up saying I have a virus.

Is it possible she got a virus on her computer, transferred it to her memory stick, not affect her camera in any way, then transfer from the camera to my computer?

And if so, can I connect the camera to my computer and use AVG to scan the camera and remove the virus?

BTW- Think I AVG?D, spybot?d and ccleaner?d the virus off my computer but still have to check hers.


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I am not a malware remover but
by roddy32 / May 8, 2010 2:06 AM PDT

the name of the virus would help. Seeing as it was AVG that detected it on both computers, it is very possibly a false positive. If it were 2 different programs that detected it, it would verify that it is real probably. If you can provide the name, we might be able to determine if it is or is not a false positive.

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Virus name
by madseason / May 8, 2010 2:25 AM PDT

this is what it says in the virus vault

Infection Virus identified Worm/AutoRun.FQ


5/7/2010, 1:44:46 PM

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Even though AVG seems to have it under
by roddy32 / May 8, 2010 2:58 AM PDT
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Fixed it I think
by madseason / May 10, 2010 2:18 PM PDT

I plugged in a usb drive i had to see if there was someway to disable autoplay when it popped up. also figured that maybe the autoplay would pop up for my usb drive and when i plug in the camera maybe it wont do it again. a quirk i noticed happens sometimes. so when i popped in the camera i just got that window that asks you what do you wanna do - scanner and camera wizard, picture and fax viewer, etc. i just hit cancel opened my computer, right clicked on the camera and hit scan with avg. it scanned it and found a trojan horse:

Infection Trojan horse Generic14.GMG

E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1013\win32.exe 5/9/2010, 10:37:51 AM

added it to the vault. scanned the camera again and found nothing. transferred the pics to my computer and scanned the folder-nothing. scanned the computer - nothing. so unless the virus is hiding somewhere avg cant hide it - i think im good. thanks for the help!

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(NT) That is good, You're welcome
by roddy32 / May 10, 2010 9:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Fixed it I think

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